Our two-week Volunteen program teaches high school students leadership skills while they learn more about St. Jude.
COVID-19 Notice to Volunteers
For the safety of our patients and families, we are not accepting applications for new volunteers at this time.
We continue to evaluate all volunteer programming, including special summer programs such as the Volunteen Program. When we are able to resume acceptance of new volunteers and our programs safely this web page will be updated to reflect the details.
Thank you for your interest in the Volunteen Program at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Our Volunteen Program was created to give teens ages 16 to 17 years old an opportunity to build leadership skills and self-awareness.
About the Volunteen Program
The Volunteen Program is a two-week program offered twice during the summer. Each session consists of approximately 16 new Volunteens and five returning Volunteens who serve as program assistants in a leadership role.
Acceptance into the Volunteen Program is highly competitive.
Provide fun-filled activities for our patients and siblings each day
Explore health- and research-related careers
Gain an understanding of and build a connection to St. Jude
Volunteen Age Requirements
To qualify for the Volunteen Program, applicants must be 16 years old and no older than 18 years old by June of the summer in which you are in the program.
To say that St. Jude has made an impact on my life would be an understatement because it has completely changed and molded my life, and I am so grateful for that. I will be forever thankful for the opportunities that I have had to work at this world-renowned hospital